captjetblast
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Flight Numbers: How Are They Assigned?

Tue Jun 11, 2002 10:01 pm

Is there any rule?

Thanks.
 
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RE: Flight Numbers: How Are They Assigned?

Tue Jun 11, 2002 11:10 pm

There is no RULE per se, but the general protocol is for Eastbound flights to be numbered with even numbers and Westbound with odd numbers. Your mileage may vary however.
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jhooper
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RE: Flight Numbers: How Are They Assigned?

Wed Jun 12, 2002 4:13 pm

Try a search; this has been discussed before.
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ben88
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RE: Flight Numbers: How Are They Assigned?

Wed Jun 12, 2002 4:33 pm

Some unidentified airline person writes random numbers on small pieces of paper, fills a 777 baseball cap with them and throws them onto a political map of the world. The numbers which land closest to each city will be the flight number for said destination.
 
swissgabe
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RE: Flight Numbers: How Are They Assigned?

Wed Jun 12, 2002 4:56 pm

Well, every Airline has its own rules, the use different No. for different routes, airplanes, continents etc.

Swissair had ZRH-JFK as SR100
with Swiss it is now LX 16, 18 etc.

Swissair changed their SR1 a few times. Once it was ZRH-VIE and another time it was GVA-ZRH.
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